23 Mar 2018

Social media and young girls

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:26 pm on 23 March 2018

Social media has become the new worry for parents, how much screen time should our kids be getting, and should we be monitoring what they're seeing.

A new study has found the answers to those questions may depend on the age and gender of your child. 

The survey of nearly 10,000 UK adolescent girls has discovered social media use leads to reduced wellbeing in teen years - but not for boys. 

Author of the study Cara Booker joins us from the University of Essex.

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